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post #21 of 23

I have a child with a sept B-day who I started on time. He was/is totally ready! The norm here seems to be red shirting, but for my child it was not the right thing. My youngest has a very late b-day 2 weeks from the cut off.  I will wait until right before K to decided. I will go by whether she is ready, not the fact that she will be the youngest.  Somebody has to be the youngest. shrug.gif

post #22 of 23

To me, the issue is more about whether doing what sounds like it may be grade one work with five year olds is really appropriate as a general practice.  I'd look more closely at what the program really involves.

post #23 of 23

I think a good kindergarten readiness test can help guide parents as they make the red-shirt-or-don't-red-shirt decision.  If your child is developmentally ready, I'm not sure why you would hold him back a year.  But if he is still lacking important skills, maybe an extra year could really help -- do extra work like kindergarten worksheets, flash cards, socialization, etc so he's ready to thrive the following year.

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